Customers on the lookout for Ford’s new Focus Active will be able to order the car starting this January in the UK.
AutoExpress reports that pricing will commence at £21,900 ($28,110/€24,650) for the hatchback, powered by the 1.0-liter EcoBoost petrol engine, rated at 125 PS (123 hp / 92 kW). The Ford Focus Active X Estate will sit at the other end of the range, with an price tag of £29,250 ($37,544/€32,923), using the brand’s 150 PS (148 hp / 110 kW) 2.0-liter diesel engine for fire power.
Other units available are the 150 PS (148 hp / 110 kW) 1.5-liter petrol and 120 PS (118 hp / 88 kW) 1.5-liter diesel.
Compared to the rest of the Focus family, the Active models have an enhanced exterior look, with crossover-like styling cues. Plastic cladding, different bumpers and grille, roof rails, skid plates, new alloy wheel choices and jacked-up suspension set them apart.
Inside, users will find Active scuff plates, high-bolstered seats with Active cloth trim and blue stitching, special floor mats, leather-wrapped steering wheel and gear selector, and other tweaks. Ford’s SYNC3 infotainment system is present, with an 8-inch touchscreen display, voice control, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. The FordPass Connect 4G Wi-Fi hotspot will be available for a monthly fee.
Changes also go beyond the visual spectrum, as the 2019 Ford Focus Active gets a modified chassis and two additional driving modes. Joining Normal, Sport and Eco, they are called Slippery and Trail, and help improve the car’s traction on snow, ice, sand and mud.